Nintendo Switch Sports Achieves Impressive Sales Milestone

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Nintendo switch sports climbs up to no.7 in Japan’s weekly game sales chart.

Imagine a family sitting together in their living room, laughing and having a great time while playing a video game. This is exactly the kind of experience that Nintendo Switch Sports provides. The game has become one of the few titles that offer fun for the entire family, and this particular feature has enabled the title to record yet another landmark in Nintendo’s history.

Nintendo Switch Sports Breaks Sales Records

Sales of Nintendo Switch Sports have surpassed a major benchmark set by other prominent first-party Switch games. Although it did not achieve the same level of prestige as its predecessor on the Wii, Nintendo Switch Sports experienced good commercial success as one of the most prominent sports offerings on the Switch.

The game was announced in the February 2022 Nintendo Direct and released later that April. Although it received a relatively lukewarm critical reception, Nintendo Switch Sports sold well upon launch and gained enough traction among players and critics. It continued to be supported through a number of updates which added a new sport, quality of life changes, and better optimization.

Because of these recent inclusions the game’s sales were able to hold steady and it was able to surpass a significant revenue threshold. According to Famitsu, a popular Japanese gaming magazine, Nintendo Switch Sports was the seventh best-selling game in Japan for the week of February 6 to February 12. 

During this week, it sold over 7,000 copies, pushing it to over 1 million total units sold in Japan, the same milestone previously reached by Switch games like Mario Party Superstars, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, and Splatoon 3

Nintendo Switch Sports placement on these rankings also put it in the top ten games sold that week alongside Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. DLC bundles of these games are available now at the Switch eShop. 

Nintendo Switch Sports Leg Strap Hardware Factored into Sales Milestone

It’s worth noting that this sales chart also accounts for physical game sales, which is relevant to Nintendo Switch Sports as its physical version came with a leg strap accessory. 

The Nintendo Leg Strap accessory was first used for Ring Fit Adventure, a 2019 Switch game that made second on the list of best-selling video games on the Switch platform in Japan back in 2020. However, the Leg Strap was fully modified to be compatible with the Nintendo Switch Sports soccer game. 

Nintendo Switch Sports is like Ring Fit Adventure, but with soccer instead of boxing. When it was released, Ring Fit Adventure was the second best-selling Switch game in Japan in 2020.

Regardless of how Nintendo Switch Sports was received critically, its continued sales success gives some hope that Nintendo still sees the value in this series and will continue to support it in the future. The game provides an enjoyable and interactive experience for the whole family, and its success is a testament to how well it resonates with players.

In Conclusion

Nintendo Switch Sports is a must-have game for anyone who wants to enjoy a fun and engaging experience with their loved ones. With its wide range of sports and enjoyable gameplay, it’s no surprise that the game has reached such a significant sales milestone. Whether you’re a fan of sports or just looking for a game that offers a great way to spend time with family and friends, Nintendo Switch Sports is definitely worth checking out.

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